TV series starring Gal Gadot as Hedy Lamarr to be broadcast by Apple
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TV series starring Gal Gadot as Hedy Lamarr to be broadcast by Apple

Miniseries will follow Jewish movie star and inventor, made famous in Hollywood in 1930s and 1940s; no release date yet

In this May 6, 2019 file photo, Gal Gadot attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the 'Camp: Notes on Fashion' exhibition in New York (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
In this May 6, 2019 file photo, Gal Gadot attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the 'Camp: Notes on Fashion' exhibition in New York (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

An upcoming TV miniseries starring Israel’s Gal Gadot as Jewish movie star and inventor Hedy Lamarr will be broadcast by Apple.

The eight episode drama, titled “Hedy Lamarr,” was initially expected to land at Showtime, Variety reported on Friday.

The series will air on the Apple TV+ streaming service as one of the new platform’s upcoming original series. Its expected release date has not been announced.

Gadot, best known for starring in “Wonder Woman,” is also the executive producer of the series on Lamarr. It will be written by Sarah Treem, who is best known for her work on the Showtime series “The Affair.”

Hedy Lamarr in the 1941 film ‘Ziegfeld Girl.’ (Courtesy Alexandra Dean)

Lamarr, a stunning beauty who came to Hollywood from Europe in the late 1930s, worked with top stars including Judy Garland and Clark Gable. 1940’s “Boom Town” and “Ziegfeld Girl” in 1941 were among Lamarr’s films.

But it was her work as an inventor that distinguished her, including a patented device that became a foundation for modern Wi-Fi technology.

The new series will look at feminism during Hollywood’s golden age and World War II through Lamarr’s life and work.

The late actress was the subject of a 2017 documentary, “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story.”

The sequel to 2017’s “Wonder Woman,” titled “Wonder Woman 1984,” had its release delayed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, from June 5 to August 14.

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